Enabling Enterprise Skills Builder Week Report

September 2018


Skills Builder Week 10th-14th September

Have a look; see what we did in skills builder week.

We will be focusing on the following Enterprise Skills

Across the curriculum, Across the school, Across the year:

Presenting, Creativity, Listening, Problem Solving

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Year 3 Team the Exercising Doctors presented their message for healthy living. Year 3 looked at all aspects of health care roles from Hospitals, to General Practice to Pharmacy and to Individual Responsibility.










Year 5 getting ready for synchronised work outs for Project Active Minds

They shared their workouts and developed training schedules for Year 4.









Year 6 prepare to create their own ‘Breaking News’ articles by reviewing national papers









Teams use their skills diary to prepare their own articles

Some examples of what the children thought of Enabling Enterprise Skills Builder Week:

What did you enjoy most of all? What did you learn about working in teams?

‘Designing a new book corner’

‘Creating our own reading scheme as reading is really fun’

‘We liked selling the cakes’

‘We liked designing the café.’

‘We learned that we have to listen to others carefully’

‘We also know now that it is very important to share ideas.’

‘You have to aim high and share your ideas’

You have to listen to each other really carefully’

‘We really enjoyed learning different skills during this week, especially teamwork, problem solving and staying positive’.

‘It can be difficult if other people don’t like or choose your idea.

You have to be respectful and take turns’.



Day 1 of Enabling Enterprise Skills Builder Week

September 2018

Day 1 – Enabling Enterprise Skills Builder Week
Year Five are busy with their project ‘Active Minds’. The team names have been selected, the skills scoreboard up and already points are being awarded.

Here are some photos of their project:

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Year 3 are finding out about hospitals and health for their project in skills builder week.

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Year 2 already have their displays up ready to use this week and across the year:

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A letter from our new Co-heads

September 2018

We are delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new Co-Headteachers for West Hill School.

We have worked successfully as Co-Deputy Headteachers for the last six years and will be following the same model to share the headship role.

Our philosophy for education is one which is based around the desire that every child should reach their full potential and feel happy and safe whilst at school. We believe that it is essential to have a very child-centred approach to teaching where praise, encouragement, consistency and challenge are paramount. As the leaders of the school, our main job is to make sure each child is safe, happy and achieving well whilst they are at school.

The whole staff will be spending the next few weeks making sure all the children settle into their new classes and are clear about the high expectations we have of them. We believe children should feel welcome, inspired, safe and supported when they are learning. It is the aim of the whole school team to help each child become a successful learner and well-rounded individual who is ready to make the next steps in their learning journey.

From our experience of being Deputy Headteachers we know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together. Parents make an important contribution to children’s achievements at school; we want to develop the relationship between the school and parents for everyone’s benefit.

West Hill School has a history of providing excellent educational opportunities for all. We are looking forward to developing the school yet further and introducing changes that benefit the whole school community.

Yours sincerely

Anna Healy and Lisa Carmen

Enabling Enterprise Skills Builder Week

September 2018

Enabling Enterprise Skills Builder Week

We are proud to announce the beginning of our Team Building Skills week

Monday 10th September – Friday 14th September

Year 1 to Year 6 will be working  across year groups :

The projects are as follows:

Year 1-Doing Good -  creating a fundraising event for a charity

Year 2 -Community Café -children  creating a cafe for their community

Year 3- Making Changes-children run a health campaign -linked to Guys and ST Thomas’s Hospital

Year 4 -Brilliant Books-  Children will develop a scheme to promote reading in school

Year 5-Active Minds – Children will develop activity programmes

Year 6 Breaking News- Children will work to develop a school  newspaper

We will be posting photographs and feedback about the week on the website keep checking in!

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Find out more about Enabling Enterprise and the eight Team Building Skills by clicking here.

Find out more about Enabling Enterprise click here.



Southfields Academy Open Days and Parenting Course

September 2018

Southfields Academy are holding open days in September and October for prospective students for entry to Year 7 in 2019. Please click on the link below for all the information.

Southfields Academy open day

They are also hosting a six week Parenting Teenagers course starting on 20th September. Please click on the link below for more information.

Parenting Teenagers Course


West Hill awarded School Games Silver Mark Award

July 2018

Silver_Logo_JPGWe are delighted to announce that we, West Hill Primary School, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in
2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

With a many of our young people competing in local inter-school
competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of
participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that
the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to:
Sam Wilson, PE Coordinator & Joseph Casey who have led the pupils in this year’s events and all the pupils at West Hill who take part in the Daily Mile, intra school sports competitions, District Sports, Indoor Athletics, Netball and Football matches throughout the year.


We look forward to applying once again in 2019!

Fight the Summer Slide.

July 2018

Please click here to see a video about how to encourage your child to continue to read over the summer holidays. They will then start the new school year ready and prepared to learn .

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Andy Murray at West Hill

July 2018

It was a very exciting day yesterday as Andy Murray came to film for the Daily Mile. He is endorsing the campaign to get everyone doing the Daily Mile in schools in an effort to combat childhood obesity.

Year 4 Blackfriars class were filmed running the mile with Andy and he even tried a bit of basketball with them after filming was over. Here are some photos:

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Art Week

July 2018

Last week our pupils created some wonderful art work representing different art and culture from different continents around the world. They are currently exhibiting in the lower hall and parents are welcome to come and have a look after school on 12th July. Here are some photographs:

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Bugsy Malone

July 2018

Last night the Year 6s performed their musical extravanganza Bugsy Malone to a packed house. They did an amazing job as there were a huge number of lines to learn as well as twenty songs to sing. Here are some photos from the night. All the photos from last night can be found in the Year 6 Gallery:

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